The Walsham Wild Wood held their second Midsummer Picnic on the 24th June. Unfortunately the football match and a very hot day resulted in fewer people attending than last year. However the picnic was still a success with delicious donated food, plenty to drink and activities for the children including a new Nature Trail which took the them around the whole site.
The AGM was held on the 5th July. A quiet year was reported at the Wood but there was an unusual plant surprise when a clump of broom rape was found growing for the first time. This is a parasitic herbaceous plant with seeds that can be dormant in the soil for many years.
It was also reported that Alison Martin has stepped down as Secretary after 6 years. Alison was was thanked for all her hard work and commitment to the project. John Stebbing was elected as Secretary, Richard Belson was re-elected as the Treasurer and Lorna MacKinnon was re-elected as Chair.
If you would like to find out more about Walsham Wild Wood please get in touch with Lorna | 01359 259 140.
The next AGM on 23rd May 2018 at 7.30pm in The Priory Room, will appoint a full Executive Committee from interested village residents.
Meeting four times a year, the newly constituted Play Council will then focus its objectives, agreed as providing play facilities, maintaining appointments to the Executive Committee, proposing ideas for development and identifying and pursuing sources of funding and putting these forward in order to engage the Community with the Play Area.
Come and get involved to secure the long term future of the Play Area for Walsham and influence its development for future generations of Walsham children.